Seahouses plan bunkered

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A Seahouses businessman’s bid to direct tourists to his crazy golf course have been refused by planners.

Rod White of ‘The Bunker’ wanted advertising consent for a 1.8m x 1.2m directional sign to go on the village’s main public toilets.

However, the application drew objections from North Sunderland Parish Council and the Northumberland Coast AONB on the grounds of its inappropriate location.

Esther Ross, planning technician at Northumberland County Council, said: “Whilst officers acknowledge the applicant’s wish to advertise their business, it is not considered there is any overriding planning justification to warrant the display of a remote sign given that the business is already featured on an existing public information notice on the building and that existing signs on ‘The Bunker’ itself are visible from the vicinity of the proposed location.”

Officers also held concerns that permission would make it difficult to resist future applications at the site.

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